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iRobot - Roomba 614 Self-Charging Robot Vacuum - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 255 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Swing and a Miss

    Posted
    Debbie
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    My 16 year old son actually bought this for me for Christmas. I had been thinking about buying one but he beat me to the punch. He went out on Black Friday for the first time ever, on his own, and went to Best Buy to purchase the 690 model. Unfortunately, they were out of stock and they convinced him to purchase the 614 with a 4 year warranty that would let me upgrade to a newer model. He was never offered a rain check and didn't know he should have asked for one to get the 690 he really wanted at the special price offer of about $290 on black Friday. I was touched by his willingness to spend that much money on something for his mom especially because I would never ask for anything that expensive from my children. We gave the 614 a try for several days. While it had no problem going from tile to wood to carpeted floors, what it did have a problem with was covering a complete area. Because it basically goes in one direction until it bumps into something, turns then goes another direction, it doesn't systematically cover an area completely. I would have to pick it up and move it to a place I wanted it to clean then stand there blocking it from leaving that area or put things around to prevent it from moving on. For all that effort, I can just as easily do the cleaning manually. I think the 690 will do more of what I want it to do if I decide to purchase it. The remote control feature from my phone was important to me and to be able to program it to clean at specific times. When my son returned it to the store, he was given a full refund but still not offered the (still out of stock) 690 at the black Friday price. For now, I'll wait until the price comes down on that one somewhere. I wish Best Buy would have been more proactive to make the sale to my son at the special price offer, but they weren't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Time Saving Luxury Product

    Posted
    Apele
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    I haven't used the Roomba that I purchased at our local Best Buy yet since it's technically a gift for my wife, but I've got friends who have this model and they love it. I've seen it in action and I'm excited to use it in our home after Christmas. We've got wood floors throughout our home and I'm sure this will significantly help to keep the floors clean from the dust and dirt that our three boys track through the house, along with all the pet hair from our two cats and from our dog. Roomba makes a phenomenal product and I'm sure this gift will be well received when my wife opens it on Christmas. I spent a lot of time looking into other makes and models, but Roomba seems to be the best right now. I've seen other models that some of our friends own and I wasn't as impressed as I have been with the Roomba's that I've seen in action. So this is exactly what I wanted to get for my wife (yes, I also got her jewelry and other gifts that are not related to cleaning, but I know she'll love this gift!). If you're looking for a good robotic vacuuming device, look no further than Roomba!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cleaning Plus Entertainment

    Posted
    Hessballs
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    We purchased the Roomba 614 on Black Friday as a solution to help keep the dust off of our hardwood floors, and so far it seems to have been a good fit. Our house is a rambler with a pretty open floor plan, so there is lots of area that the roomba can clean. It has been tough to assess how well it covers the whole area because we typically run it when we are gone, but the evidence is in the bin. It does help keep the floors cleaner and always gets a significant amount of lint from our rugs. We typically help it out by removing as many obstacles as possible, like chairs and small rugs, but it does make a difference. Not a vacuum replacement, but a helper. But we totally underestimated the entertainment value for our 3-year-old. He loves to start and watch "Jack the Vac" around the house and lets it bump into him. Pretty fun just for that. In short, this model doesn't have many bells and whistles, and isn't probably the best solution to totally replace the vacuum, especially with a large, complicated floor plan, but it's a fun help to kelp things looking clean and entertain in the process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Alex
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    I absolutely love my rumba. It’s so easy to use, empty, then re-use. No it’s not going to get every spec off your floor, but if you let the rumba just do her thing for a couple hours? Your house will be notably cleaner. I especially enjoy that it leaves streaks on the carpets so it appears like I just vacuumed. I love that this roomba has never fallen over a ledge. I use it for the most part in my living room which has a stair case, that the roomba is able to sense. The roomba is easy to use and set up. I really enjoy this version of the roomba as I feel that it does what it’s supposed to do with a click of a button.. I didn’t want all the super high tech ad ons that hike the price. This version is literally what you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This is a basic model

    Posted
    BriGuy

    I bought this and had high expectations. We have a dog that sheds a lot and 2 cats. We need to vacuum our house daily. We also have mostly wooden floors with area rugs. This was great for getting under the bed and to have something vacuuming the house when we weren't around. But it didn't do the best job picking up pet hair. I also found it stalled in the middle of a room when coming home. If you press 'dock'... it will eventually do so when it gets close to the dock, but 3 times in the course of a weekend (the weekend we bought it) it was dead in the middle of the room. I disappointedly returned the product, but will eventually buy a different one. Buy this product if you have no pets and a small apartment or house. Otherwise go with a more expensive model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love Roomba

    Posted
    Johnnyb
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    This is my third Roomba purchase. I have one at my house, at my work and now this one was a Christmas present for my sister. She was so very happy with the gift. As far as a product goes, I think they're wonderful. This is a basic model and it's definitely nice for daily maintenance. I would have considered buying a more advanced model but I'm not a fan of running anything while I'm not home. Therefore, I didn't need to spring for a pricier model. The Roomba does well for the most part but it's not perfect. You have to be careful not to leave any random items or electrical cords on the ground. Every once in awhile it might get caught and stuck somewhere. Nevertheless, it will do most sweeping well and if I run it on a regular basis it's good enough for me. Allows me to do other cleaning or whatever while it works. V nice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The affordable, automated house cleaning service

    Posted
    TySmeagol
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    After you get the hang of how Roomba operates (it's really simpler than using an old-school vacuum), you'll be able to keep the rooms in your house pretty dang clean. Roombas won't completely replace all vacuuming since they can't reach every single nook and cranny you might need to clean, but they'll definitely bring the time you spend on this part of your cleaning routine very close to zero. If you have dreamed about getting house cleaning services, but didn't think you could afford them, the Roomba is actually a really nice way to go to get some relief. At least your carpets can be taken care of for you at a relatively low, fixed cost. Stop browsing and buy one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For Roomba Virgins, PERFECTION!!!!

    Posted
    Terigirl
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    Omg, such an awesome purchase! I wanted one but didn’t know if I would like it. Hence I bought this 614 which is on the lower end. Others above this can be programmed to start at certain times....I don’t need that. First of all, I named her Rosie and she doesn’t freak my dog out, which is amazing because she’s neurotic...the dog I mean. I am AMAZED at what this thing vacuums up!!! I run it every single evening and it does its thing while I watch TV and my tile and carpet are always clean! If it dies, I’m upgrading. I paid $224.00 on Black Friday for this and worth every freaking penny! I love it so much that I bought the mopping robot (separate review). Very, very happy with this!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Effective cleaning

    Posted
    DeeDee
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    I'm impressed with how well it cleans. There is a significant amount of dog hair collected by it. I'm not impressed with it's ability to dock itself. It runs around all over the place aimlessly unless you hit "dock" about 10 feet or less and pointing straight at the docking station. Easier to pick up the machine and place it on the dock station. So I never run it when I'm not home because it will just run the battery out. It also confuses what it is supposed to do at times. If you press "clean" it may do "spot clean." This model does not have all the bells and whistles, so these are just probably bugs with the earlier model. But again it cleans well for what I spent on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product for the price

    Posted
    Starkfan
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    Super happy with my little Roomba. I have a dog at home which was the main reason for getting a robot vacuum and was a bit skeptical of it picking up the hair but it does great! It's not as high tech as some of the other ones so I have to be home to run it but that's fine with me. It gets the hair and the super fine dust plus it gets places that I wouldn't normally get to. It's not super noisy but watching TV with it in the room is something that I wouldn't recommend. It also doesn't like two of my rugs and gets stuck sometimes on those but I just pick them up before and it's good to go for 1.5 hours. Overall very happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works fine...no frills

    Posted
    Jaybles
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    The 614 Model works fine. It is a base model with no wifi or App. Honestly, being able to start my vacuum or set a schedule from my phone is not a big deal to me. I do not think everything I own needs to connect to the internet. It is exactly like the 650 and 680 model you can get from other retailers except for one key difference: it does not have a schedule Button. This was not a "make or break" feature for me as it was a gift to my Dad. However, if you want to preset schedules you can get the 680 for the same price at another retailer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy with the Purchase

    Posted
    Emily
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    This is overall a great buy we made (had gift cards from a previous return, so it knocked the price down), so my husband and I decided to treat ourselves and try it. I love how I don't have to haul our big vaccuum out anymore and my floors are always clean. Only thing holding it back from a full 5 is since it is a small vaccuum, you do have to remember to empty the bin each time you run in order to keep it working best (at least we do from with all the pet hair it picks up) but that is still great considering it is less work than actually vaccuuming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wheel squeaking after 48 hours

    Posted
    Cmalucelli
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    I bought this on Black Friday and it was awesome the first night then the very next day he was vacuuming the bedroom and started squeezing so I clean everything I could like it said in the Manuel and it was still squeaking so I flipped it over moved the middle wheel no sound left wheel no sound right wheel loud squeaking so I called roomba they wanted me to replace the wheel and play bob the builder with my 200 dollar vacuum. Uhh no thanks so I had to return it sadly no more we’re in stock so that ended there probably won’t buy another one again but it was convenient while I had it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Michelle
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    This is my 3rd roomba in about 15 years. This one is much improved over the older models. It is not loud and does a great job. I live in Florida and my dogs constantly bring in sand from outside. Rooba is the only thing that can get it all off my hard floors. Most vacuums just blow it to another location and even when I sweep with a broom, there always seems to be a fine grit on the floor afterward. Roomba picks up the sand and doesn't leave the fine grit either. I was sweeping 3 times and day and now just running Rooma once a day does a better job than I was doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fun

    Posted
    munchie3
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    I gave this to my mother for Christmas (she asked, I don't normally think of vacuums as a "present") I was very worried she wouldn't be able to run it, I just fixed her iPad, Nook, and Tablet and was worried that this would be too much tech... It was painless and she even named it and invites others to watch it run...so my fears were abated quickly, and my father loves that he doesn't have to vac the living room anymore, and the carpet looks great (they both like it running on the kitchen tile as well). So yes, a great fun, little tool!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    no good

    Posted
    Badone

    These seem all great unless you have some black carpet. It sees black strips as a cliff and the cliff sensors can not be shut off. It also sees heater vents as cliffs. Would be a great product if the cliff sensor had a option to be shut off. Mine usually never finishes up. Says it is stuck on a cliff. They said to put up there virtual wall. The only problem is I want that throw rug vacuumed. If I had known about this I would have never spent the money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Roomba is Great

    Posted
    Jersey
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    It transition from hard wood to tile to carpet. It's a little noisey but can get drowned out as time goes by that is unnoticeable. It's definitely worth it because it cuts floor cleaning down and when you start it it goes everywhere (under couches, tables) and when it's tired it goes and dock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Changed my life!

    Posted
    gabby52
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    I love my Roomba 614. I had my previous one for 11 years! I did need to replace the battery once. I like this simple version of the Roomba. I have no interest in wireless features. This machine is simple and sturdy. I program it to run 5 times a week. Its suction is sufficient and it reduces the amount of dust in the whole house. My floor's and carpets are clean every and it returns to the docking station every time to charge for the next day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good entry level robot

    Posted
    Daniel
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    I'm pleased with this, especially at the price since newer models came out. I didn't see need for all the other bells and wistles the new ones have, Only thing I wish it had was a HEPA filters. Besides that is really cacuums way better than I thought and helps elliminate the need for daily quick vacuuming. It gets stuck occasionally on the weirdest places and sometimes gets lost trying to manuever around chairs and table.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for cat hair

    Posted
    Nola
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    I am enjoying my Roomba. I let it run about once a week to clean my hardwood floors from the unseen cat hairs and it’s perfect. Only if I could program it to go to other rooms rather then picking it up and placing it in the room that I want it to clean. I do suggest when running the Roomba to make sure that all cords are out off the way because it will try to clean that up lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend